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Thompson’s Volvo Volgren Optimus double deckers

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Thompson’s Volvo Volgren Optimus double deckers

Postby 1of55 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:20 pm

A weekend rail track closure from Rosewood and Springfield Central to Corinda provided an opportunity to cruise down the Ipswich Motorway on the top deck of a double decker, with Thompson’s using their 2 Volvo Volgren Optimus buses as an express service between Ipswich and Corinda. Normally these buses are on charter or school runs.
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Lower deck is wheel chair accessible and has a level aisle floor to the back seat. The centre door is double leaf.
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Looking down on the staircase which has an easy gradient to access the top deck.
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A view of the top deck looking towards the back. Plenty of leg room between the seats. No adverts over the windows so you can see out. A bus height of 4.4 metres gives good head room on both decks.
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059 GJT at Ipswich photographed in Oct 2017 before the bull bar was fitted.
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058 GJT at Bell Street Ipswich
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Re: Thompson’s Volvo Volgren Optimus double deckers

Postby Cordes Express » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:17 pm

Great to see these two... Do you know why 058GJT has roo bar & not 059GJT
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Re: Thompson’s Volvo Volgren Optimus double deckers

Postby 1of55 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:19 pm

The photo of 059 GJT was taken in Oct 2017 when a kangaroo bar was not fitted. They were both running last weekend but I was unable to get a shot of 059 GJT. See photo caption.
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Re: Thompson’s Volvo Volgren Optimus double deckers

Postby Cordes Express » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:05 pm

Thankyou, I put my better glasses on to read the caption. :)
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Re: Thompson’s Volvo Volgren Optimus double deckers

Postby OLYMPIAN » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:51 am

Both have roo bar as I took photo of both of them on 1 Mar 2019
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Re: Thompson’s Volvo Volgren Optimus double deckers

Postby 1of55 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:03 am

I have been told there are only 4 in Australia. Do you know which companies have the other 2 Olympian?
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Re: Thompson’s Volvo Volgren Optimus double deckers

Postby OLYMPIAN » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:26 am

Cdc Victoria got the first one
CDC Charterplus in Sydney got the last one as a charter bhs
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Re: Thompson’s Volvo Volgren Optimus double deckers

Postby 1of55 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:45 pm

Thanks. CDC have a big fleet of buses.
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